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October 23rd, 2020 by

In a new edition of FinTech TV, host Vince Molinari interviews SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan on the progress and success of investment crowdfunding and how it can be “supercharged” through a “Main Street Recovery Co-Investment Fund.” As noted by Kerrigan in the interview, the use of regulated crowdfunding is growing among Main […]

October 4th, 2020 by

  Office of Regulations and Interpretations Employee Benefits Security Administration Room N-5655 U.S. Department of Labor 200 Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20210 Attention: Proxy Voting and Shareholder Rights NPRM.   Re: Proposed Rule on Fiduciary Duties Regarding Proxy Voting and Shareholder Rights RIN 1210-AB91   To Whom it May Concern: On behalf of the […]

December 13th, 2019 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – The following statement can be attributed to Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan on the announcement by President Donald J. Trump and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) that a “Phase One” trade deal has been reached between the […]

June 17th, 2019 by

Mr. Joseph Barloon General Counsel Office of United States Trade Representative 600 17th Street NW Washington, D.C.  20508   Comments submitted via regulations.gov:   Proposed Modification of Action Pursuant to Section 301: China’s Acts, Policies and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property and Innovation Docket Number: USTR-2019-0004   Dear Mr. Barloon: On behalf of […]

June 12th, 2019 by

Chairman Neil Chatterjee Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 888 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20426   Commissioner Richard Glick Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 888 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20426   Commissioner Cheryl A. LaFleur Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 888 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20426   Commissioner Bernard L. McNamee Federal Energy Regulatory Commission 888 […]

April 23rd, 2019 by

Small Business Insider “I’ve never seen any piece of legislation that allows more collaboration between Federal, state, and local government.” — Mayor George Flaggs, Vicksburg, MS It was a big day for Opportunity Zones on April 17. The White House hosted an Opportunity Zone conference, and the U.S. Treasury released proposed rules that provide clarity for investors, entrepreneurs […]

March 27th, 2019 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The biggest question mark when it comes to policy and the U.S. economy is trade. And the latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis highlights the resulting problems. Exports (seasonally adjusted) were up slightly in January compared to December. January’s monthly exports came in $207.3 billion, which was off […]

March 8th, 2019 by

Small Business Insider By Karen Kerrigan– The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has a newly named Advocate for Small Business Capital Formation.  As you may recall, SBE Council strongly supported the legislation that created this office and position – the SEC Small Business Advocate Act of 2016 (H.R. 3784, S. 2867) – signed by President […]

January 9th, 2019 by

Small Business Insider by Raymond J. Keating- While measures of consumer confidence are worth factoring into assessments on the economy, data on consumer actions is what matters. The same, of course, can be said of surveys about what business owners and executives say they are going to do regarding investment versus the actual investment numbers. […]

September 9th, 2018 by

Small Business Insider By Karen Kerrigan- Access to capital is one of SBE Council’s core issues, so we get very excited when legislation is introduced that would make this simpler and easier for entrepreneurs and small businesses.  The “Unlocking Capital for Small Businesses Act” (H.R. 6127) is true to its billing. It would bring clarity to […]

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